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FSU Startup Weekend Inspires Future Entrepreneurs

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Posted at 12:19 AM, Apr 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-05 20:40:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Dozens of students and local residents spent a weekend at the Honors, Scholars and Fellows house on Florida State University's campus.

It was all part of a 54 hour startup weekend hosted by the school and its Domi station, a place where students can develop ideas collectively on campus.

The event is designed to provide skills and tips to budding entrepreneurs. It started Friday night with business pitches and Saturday participants spent the afternoon developing those plans.

WTXL ABC27 caught up with a FSU student participating in the startup and found out why the event is beneficial.

Carol Chirinos said, "Florida State is trying to get its students to think in a way that's fit for 2015. So we're not trying to think in one track minds. We try to think how do we identify problems, see if our ideas for them work, and actually build those solutions."

The event ended Sunday with demos and presentations developed over the course of the weekend.